Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Read the Word Of God Daily

Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse.

Todays reading is currently at:
Book Of 3 Kings 5:11-18

11 And Solomon allowed Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat, for provision for his house, and twenty measures of the purest oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram every year. 12 And the Lord gave wisdom to Solomon, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they two made a league together. 13 And king Solomon chose workmen out of all Israel, and the levy was of thirty thousand men. 14 And he sent them to Libanus, ten thousand every month by turns, so that two months they were at home: and Adoniram was over this levy. 15 And Solomon had seventy thousand to carry burdens, and eighty thousand to hew stones in the mountain:

16 Besides the overseers who were over every work, in number three thousand, and three hundred that ruled over the people, and them that did the work. 17 And the king commanded, that they should bring great stones, costly stones, for the foundation of the temple, and should square them: 18 And the masons of Solomon, and the masons of Hiram hewed them: and the Giblians prepared timber and stones to build the house.


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I wonder how they did that in the old days, square stones. How does one hew? (There are some things, such as this, that I run across in the Bible and realize I really have no experience at all with it and am probably therefore missing much meaning.)

Marie Cecile said...


They probably did it the same way we do it but without the power tools. Measuring, cutting, grinding and using possibly an axe of some sort to cut and shape the rock, that is basically what hew means.

When I read these verses that bring to mind how they made or did things, my imagination has a field day. If you have any idea of the old tools used to make various things throughout time that aids in the visual as well.